Yes, you read that title correctly. The ever-popular Grand Theft Auto series is once again continuing to show its strength today with Take-Two announcing that Rockstar's open-world title has now shipped more than 45 million copies to consoles, 10 million of which is on next-gen consoles.
The news comes from Take-Two Interactive's latest quarter financial results, which also pointed to the long-awaited Heist missions becoming available in early 2015. That could possibly mean around the time of the PC launch, on March 24th, but we'll have to wait and see.
Alongside those ridiculously large numbers was NBA 2K15, which has now shipped nearly 5.5 million copies to date. Take-Two reported in its Q3 FY15 financials a net revenue of $53 million, compared to $1.86 billion year-over-year and net income of $40 million compared to $58 million year-over-year.
Of course such a decline has been attributed to net revenue and cost of goods sold related to sell-in of GTA 5 during Q2 and Q3 during 2014. Though it isn't really fair to compare the year-over-year sales with such a blockbuster title headlining 2014.
“Take-Two’s positive momentum was demonstrated once again, as we delivered exceedingly strong third quarter revenues and profits, and finished the quarter with nearly $1 billion in cash and short term investments,” said T2 CEO Strauss Zelnick. “We successfully launched one of the most diverse holiday lineups in the Company’s history and we also generated substantial growth in digitally-delivered revenue.
“Looking ahead, we expect that our fourth quarter will provide a strong finish to fiscal 2015, anchored by the launches of Evolve and Grand Theft Auto 5 for PC, along with an array of other offerings.”
Grand Theft Auto V will be heading to PC come March 24th. Take-Two's other big title, Evolve, will be launching on February 10th for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.